You go from a slow roll into a frenzy of activity when you are involved with projects
you are passionate about.
For the last month and a half we have been taking paid orders for what has become our most popular fundraiser of the year. We have 8 self-watering 2’x2′ containers
we fill with seasonal plants to make the town look better. They cost about 100.00 each and they will all need a new bag of soil and three gallons of water initially to get them off to a good start.
The Pansies were so popular we have just under 200 bowls arriving on Friday for our supporters to pick up at 9 AM. Our club is very tiny maybe a total of 5 or 6 members at this point but just enough to care for our town projects just not enough to do all we would like for our community.
Today we are also busy as a few of us in the group also support our library and we need to do the “smother method” on the rear of the building. We will lay large amounts of cardboard(biodegradable) over the weeds and lawn area then a truck will arrive at 10 AM with raw wood chips, right not the dyed stuff, and we will have others hopefully join us with their rakes to spread this out over the cardboard so we can then begin to bring in the raised beds and containers for our teaching garden.
Three of us took a ride, masked of course, up to Gardener’s Supply Company here in NH. We all shop the catalogue but stepping into their store was even better. We were a bit early to see all the raised bed ideas as their weather 140 miles further north has not been as nice as our of late. So we bought houseplants and seeds for our own gardens and will shop the catalogue and have them ship us all we will need.
The gardens at the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library in Epping NH USA will be an ongoing project for all involved so stay tuned. The Epping Garden Club also has a Facebook page where we will add photos as these projects continue.
I will then focus on my land and gardens and these beauties who will bring me their little ones all summer long.
Have a great day!